1874 Charles Naunton - Cabinet Maker, upholsterer, undertaker, woodcarver. (W1874,
K1896) In the 1880s, Frederick Hill joins him as an apprentice boy. He takes over the business in 1896 later moving it to No 5 Mill Lane. He runs it for the following 53 years, retiring in 1949. (Source: Frederick Hill's obit. Halesworth Times, Sept 12 1951.)
Date? J Martyn - Photographer. Occupies Nos 94 and 96 (Source: photo, right)
1902 Frederick Jenkins - Photographer.(SN)
. Frederick runs a thriving photography, photographic
processing, framing and general souvenir business
92 as well as 94
and 96. He is to become an historically significant
figure for Southwold, being responsible for many of
the images which have become an important source of
insight into what life in Southwold was like in the
late 19th and early 20th centuries. To read a contemporary
'advertorial' about the Jenkins business, which appeared
in 1902 in the visitors' guide, 'Southwold &
1908 Frederick Jenkins - Photographer
Jenkins - Photographer
1924 Frederick Jenkins - Photographer (K1924).
The 1922 advertisement for Southwold Homecrafts, right,
suggests that No 96 is specifically devoted to souvenirs
and arts and crafts.
Arnold Barrett Jenkins -
Radio Department. Frederick's son sets up his own
business within the family shop, selling, repairing
and recharging wireless sets. To
read a short biography click
Arnold Barrett Jenkins - Radio Department.
After the War, Barrett moves into his own premises
15 Market Place.
Following Frederick's death this year, Miss
Alicia Maud Jenkins (known as Peggie) and
Marjorie Beryl Jenkins continue running
the business at all three addresses (92,
94 and 96)
as an up-market stationery store. It retains the 'F
Jenkins' name. (LM)
Maud Jenkins and Marjorie Beryl Jenkins
- Stationery Store trading as 'F Jenkins'.
1971 Heather & Maurice Cooper - take
over Nos 94 and 96
this year. and
specialise in stationery, high-quality china and
souvenir giftware. (LM)
1984 Heather Cooper - The
business is sold this year on the retirement of Mrs
1987 L & S Rexon - Gifts, cards, stationery, books, artist's materials. Also occupy No 94 next door. (SST1987)
Colin and Jan Peck trading as 'Great Expectations' - High-class
stationery commences trading this year, also occupying No 94 next door.(SSC1990).
1994 Warnes & Co - Corn Chandlers and pet foods. (SST1994) (Name of proprietor?)
2006 Don & Maddy Muffett - Trading as 'Muffett & Co' - Corn Chandlers and pet foods. The Muffetts leave Southwold and relocate to Scotland in 2010.
2010 All Pets - Pet Foods and supplies. This is a branch of a similarly names Lowestoft business. Closes in November 2013 but continues to trade from a market stall on Mondays and Thursdays. (Name of proprietors?)
2013 Quba & Co - Sailing-inspired casual clothing. This branch of a medium-sized chain opens in December this year and is the company's second to be based in Southwold. Its sister shop, Gun Hill Clothing, is at No 55 High Street.
Do you have any memories or records about this address? Can you correct
any of our information or fill in any of our blanks? If so, please email
or comment right here in our Forum. See below.
SOURCES: BSD - Bernard Segrave-Daly
BCS = Bygones & Characters of Southwold by Barrett Jenkins
C = Census
CP = Cinema Programme 1958
CSP = Coronation Souvenir Programme 1953
G = Gales Trade Directory
GRO = General Register Office
K = Kelly's Directory
LM = Local memory
M = James Maggs' Southwold Diary 1818-1876
MCG = Methodist Church Guide 1930
NA = National Archives
PP = Pantomime Programme 1933
PLR = Petrol Licence Records
POD = Post Office Directory
PPP = Pier Pavilion Programme 1924, 1926
RCE = Rotary Club Exhibition 1969
SCM = Southwold Catholic Magazine 1923
SCTG = Southwold Corporation Tourist Guide
SER = Southwold Electoral Register
SFP = Southwold Scouts Fete Programme 1947
SG = Southwold Guide
SGCH = Southwold Golf Club Handbook
SLHR = Southwold Local History Recorder 1980s 1990s (Mrs R. McDermot)
SMHS = Southwold Museum & Historical Society
SN = Southwold & Neighbourhood 1903
SPM = Southwold Parish Magazine 1895 -1954
SR = Southwold Recorder 1927, 1932, 1934, 1935
SRB = Southwold Rate Book
SRT = Southwold Railway Timetable 1915
SSAS = Southwold Sea Angling Society Handbook 1909
SST = Southwold Summer Theatre Programmes
SSW = Southwold Shopping Week Programme, June/July 1922
STG = Southwold Town Guide 1930
SVL = Southwold Visitors List 1907, 1930
SVCP = Southwold Victory Celebration Programme 1946
SWCG = Southwold Wesleyan Church Guide
TTR = 'The Town Revisited' - Portraits of Southwold by Stephen Wolfenden
TTT = ''To The Town' - Portraits of Southwold by Stephen Wolfenden 1988
W = White’s History, Gazetteer and Directory of Suffolk 1874
on dates Unless
otherwise stated, dates given do not indicate the years in which the business
started or finished but those for which there is firm evidence that
it was trading at this address. Sources in brackets; key at bottom of page.
Quba & Co just before opening - December 2013
Frederick Jenkins behind his half-plate camera in the early
part of the 20th Century
Taken from Barrett Jenkins book "Bygones and Local
Characters of Southwold' by kind permission of the author's
daughter, Ann Thornton.
Frederick Jenkins' shop in the early 1900s occupied 92,
94 and 96 (the latter just out of shot on the right)
Click the picture to enlarge
Advertisement in the 1922 Southwold Corporathion Tourist
Guide. Southwold Homecrafts was part of the Frederick Jenkins business.
Kodak Photo sleeve used by F Jenkins in 1934
Image courtesy of Alan Judge
Click the image to see more
To read a brief biography, click the picture
1987 advertisement in the Southwold Summer Theatre programme
1990 advertisement in the Southwold Summer Theatre programme
M & H Cooper's shop sign was uncovered briefly during refurbishment in November 2013 following the closure of 'All Pets'
Photo courtesy of
Warnes & Co, Corn chandlers and petfoods, in 1996.
Photo courtesy of David Weight
Muffet & Co opened in 2006 and closed in approximately 2010.